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Thinxtra becomes Hong Kong’s First Public Wireless IoT Licensed OperatorThinxtra成為香港首家獲得無線物聯網許可的公共運營商

13th December 2017, Hong Kong – Thinxtra has become the first public operator to receive a Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) License in Hong Kong, paving the way for the city to grow into a showcase of smart city solutions and a hub for IoT research and development.

2017年12月13日,香港 – Thinxtra已成為首家在香港獲得無線物聯網(IoT)許可的公共運營商,為該城市成長為一個智慧城市解決方案的展示案例以及物聯網研究發展的中心鋪平了道路。

IoT is a foundational infrastructure for any smart city. By introducing a licensing regime for wireless low-power wide-area (LPWA) IoT networks, Hong Kong’s Communications Authority is anticipating a future where IoT connects everything from wearable health devices and household appliances to industrial machinery and urban infrastructure.


“We welcome the new licensing regime to help Hong Kong prepare for a massive implementation of IoT devices that will enhance the city’s economic competitiveness and quality of life. As the first truly public license holder, Thinxtra is committed to investing in a territory wide Hong Kong network for the long-term to enable the cost-effective IoT connectivity on which the future smart city will be built,” said Murray Hankinson, Managing Director of Thinxtra Asia.

“我們歡迎新的發牌制度,協助香港為大量實施物聯網設備做好準備,以提升城市的經濟競爭力和居民的生活質量。作為第一個真正的公共許可證持有者,Thinxtra致力於長期投資於全港的Sigfox網絡建設,以實現經濟高效的物聯網連接,並為未來的智慧城市建設大蝦堅實基礎。”來自Thinxtra亞洲的常務董事Murray Hankinson如是道。

The exclusive Hong Kong network operator of Sigfox, the world’s most mature and connected LPWA network, Thinxtra is building the only truly fit-for-purpose and territory-wide IoT-enabling network in Hong Kong. Secure and open, the Thinxtra LPWA network is available to all and provides cost-effective, long-range, low-power connectivity as a service to enable businesses, research institutions and government organizations to capitalize on the rise of IoT. Devices on the Thinxtra network can be connected for as little as HK$20/year, with a battery life of up to 10 years.

Sigfox是全球最成熟且連接性最強的LPWA網絡,Thinxtra作為Sigfox在香港的獨家網絡運營商,正在香港打造唯一一個真正切實適用的、全港範圍的物聯網網絡。Thinxtra LPWA網絡是面向所有用戶的安全、開放的物聯網絡,提供經濟高效、遠距離、低功耗的連接服務,以助力企業、研究機構和政府組織順應並利用物聯網之潮。此外,Thinxtra網絡連接的年度費用低至20港幣,而連接至此網絡的設備的電池壽命卻長達10年。

“With Thinxtra’s Sigfox network connecting things and platforms as the ‘missing link’ for the delivery of IoT solutions, an IoT ecosystem can now develop in Hong Kong to create and deliver devices and solutions for customers here and around the world,” Hankinson continued. “We have focused on nurturing local start-ups and other partners since we launched here last year to stimulate innovation and further Hong Kong’s growth as a leading smart city.”


Sigfox is the first global network fully dedicated to connected objects. With base stations and antennas installed at key locations around the city, Thinxtra’s Sigfox LPWA network already covers more than 30% of the Hong Kong population.  Thinxtra expects to have deployed a total of 100 base stations throughout the territory by June 2018, providing fully redundant coverage to 95% of the population.

Sigfox是第一個完全致力於連接對象的全球網絡。截至此時,Thinxtra在香港主要地點所搭建的基站和天線,使Sigfox LPWA網絡的覆蓋率已超過30%。Thinxtra預計在2018年6月之前在全港范圍內部署100個基站,為95%的居民提供完全物聯網覆蓋。

The Hong Kong network will link with Thinxtra networks and IoT ecosystems in Australia and New Zealand, as well as other Sigfox networks and IoT ecosystems in 36 countries around the world. Thinxtra continues to extend its network footprint and expects to cover 95% of the population in its three markets by early 2018, providing links to an ecosystem of hundreds of local IoT partners.


About Thinxtra  關於Thinxtra
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things (IoT) in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems.
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通過部署世界領先的Sigfox LPWA網絡以及構建完整的物聯網解決方案和服務生態系統,Thinxtra正在助推亞太地區的物聯網(IoT)發展,連接一切尚未連接的,以促進生產力發展、加速決策進程、提高服務和生活質量,並為常見問題探尋更經濟有效的解決方案。
訪問library.web.thinxtra.com並在Twitter @Thinxtra上關注我們。

Media Contacts:
Thinxtra: Renald Gallis +61 404 894 960 [email protected]
FleishmanHillard Hong Kong: Pam Leung +852 2586 7856 [email protected]

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Thinxtra, The IoT Telco, accelerates business efficiency by connecting assets and making them work smarter. We provide fit-for-purpose Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and solutions that are economically viable and operationally scalable.Thinxtra owns and operates the Sigfox  0G Network in ANZ & HK and  is a member of  0G United Nations, the global association of 0G Network Operators and is exclusive distributor of Soracom cellular IoT services.

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